Michael Lowry has lodged proceedings  against Independent News & Media over its publication of the so-called Lowry tapes. File photograph:  Collins Courts

Tipperary TD Michael Lowry has lodged proceedings in the High Court against Independent News & Media (INM) in connection with its publication of t(...)

 Michael Lowry, then  minister for transport, energy and communications (left) and  Denis O’Brien, then chairman of Esat Digifone,  in 1996. File photograph:  Moya Nolan/The Irish Times

The Moriarty Tribunal has told a number of parties awaiting costs rulings, including businessman Denis O’Brien, that no decisions will be made in thei(...)

Michael Lowry  is taking a case against the State saying the Moriarty tribunal treated him in ways that contravened his constitutional rights and were contrary to provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry is taking a case against the State, claiming that the investigation by the Moriarty Tribunal contravened his hu(...)

 Independent TD Michael Lowry at the Moriarty Tribunal at Dublin Castle  in October 2010. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Whether it be the amended findings of the Mahon/Flood tribunal into certain planning matters, the controversy over the inquiry into the sale of Sitese(...)

New Denis O’Brien Gulfstream has been delivered to Dublin Airport

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s new €60 million-plus Gulfstream jet has been delivered to Dublin Airport. The aircraft, which has been described in online(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald amended  the bill on the advice of the attorney general that the Bar Council could sue. Pic: Collins Photos.

That the Government was told by the Attorney General that the barristers’ representative body, the Bar Council, would go to court over a proposed c(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legislation to bring about the biggest change to the legal services sector since the foundation of the State will be enacted before the Dáil rises for(...)

The Smith & Williamson survey, involving 105 companies, included 15 of the State’s top 20 law firms, most of which said their turnover had improved.

The majority of Irish law firms saw their turnover and profits improve over the past year, a survey has found. Despite most respondents saying they w(...)

According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung daily, German welfare authorities have come on board to investigate whether some Ryanair pilots really are self-employed. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

COLM KEENA Authorities in Germany have increased the scope of their investigation into Ryanair’s relationship with some of its pilots. After the open(...)

Thomas Reid of Hedsor House, Leixlip, Co Kildare: said his grandfather bought the house and farm in the early 1900s and that he had never considered selling the land. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Kildare farmer, who yesterday won his legal battle with the IDA over the attempted compulsory purchase of his farm, has said he is hopeful that h(...)